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A closer look: The inspiration behind the winning People’s Choice cover

By Andrew Lovgren, CSC Publishing

The spring 2016 cover of Next, published by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), instantly captured attendees’ attention at this year’s MMPA Excellence Awards, earning the People’s Choice cover award. “We were inspired by another art and design college’s magazine cover that had a simple design: a strong piece of art coupled with the name of the magazine,” says Ann Benrud, editor of

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FinePrint November 17, 2016

Impromptu happy hour today

An MMPA happy hour will be held in Rochester today at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Rounds Brew Pub. Join fellow publishing enthusiasts for appetizers, drinks and great conversation. This is an easy, casual way to network and discuss MMPA news. MMPA will pick up the appetizers if you buy your own drinks. RSVP to .

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FinePrint November 17, 2016

Excellence by the numbers

By Holly Eamon, MSP-C

The 20th annual MMPA Excellence Awards gala, held November 10, proved once again the Minnesota publishing industry is a growing force to be reckoned with. Twin Cities Live’s Emily Engberg and Mike Marcotte kept Aria buzzing as the audience witnessed a well-rounded variety of the state’s finest writing, sharpest designs and most creative layouts. …

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FinePrint October 27, 2016

Silent auction donation deadline extended

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

If you’ve been scrambling to get your silent auction donations together, you still have time. We have extended the deadline to Friday, November 4. The silent auction is an important aspect of the November 10 Excellence Awards gala, one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the MMPA. The MMPA uses the money raised during the gala to present…

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FinePrint October 27, 2016

Excellence Awards gala registration closes soon

By Laura Michaels, Franchise Times Corp.

Would you miss a party held in your honor? We didn’t think so. We’re only two weeks away from the 20th annual MMPA Excellence Awards gala, so mark November 10 on your calendar because you don’t want to miss the biggest celebration of magazine publishing in Minnesota. It’s also when you’ll find out which publication will wear the crown of Magazine…

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